Sunday, October 20, 2013

Qatar: Google, Facebook, Vodafone hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Instead of attacking websites from the front, hackers generally use DNS Hijacking to cut the root of any website. Syrian Electronic Army-a group of Syrian hackers, shows a latest example of this.
SEA compromised the Qatar domain registrar “registry.qa” and defaced major websites include Google, Vodafone, Facebook, Qatar govt. website and many others.
All of the websites were defaced with a same page, which shows pic of Syrian president bashar al-assad and SEA official Logo, below is the screenshot we took from google.com.qa:

Below are the websites claimed by SEA to have hacked:
  1. http://google.com.qa (CHECKED)
  2. http://ooredoo.com.qa
  3. http://diwan.gov.qa
  4. http://qaf.mil.qa
  5. http://mofa.gov.qa (CHECKED)
  6. http://mozabintnasser.qa
  7. http://www.gov.qa
  8. http://vodafone.qa
  9. http://isp.qa
  10. http://aljazeera.net.qa
  11. http://moi.gov.qa
  12. http://qe.com.qa
  13. http://facebook.qa  (CHECKED)
  14. http://qtel.com.qa
We added CHECKED above to those websites, which we found hacked at the time of reporting the news.
SEA also uploaded a pic on twitter to show-They actually hacked the Qatar domain registrar website:

In this month, Many high profile websites already have became victim of DNS hijacking:

- See more at: http://hackersnewsbulletin.com/2013/10/qatar-google-facebook-vodafone-many-websites-hacked-syrian-electronic-army.html#sthash.c1CbFEtW.dpuf
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